The Gunners want to sign Abdulrahman.
Arsenal are once again looking to beat off some of Europe’s elite and sign Omar Abdulrahman from under the noses of clubs such as Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund, reports the Mirror.
The winger starred at the 2012 London Olympics and caught the eye of several teams for the 21-year-old’s performances for the United Arab Emirates.
Abdulrahman has previously had a trial with Manchester City, but chose not to join the 2012 Premier League champions and current club Al Ain have confirmed interest from several sides including the Gunners.
“Have we had an offer from Arsenal for him to come to train? Then yes,” the Saudi Arabian club’s deputy president Rashid bin Mubarak Al Hajri said.
“We’ve also had offers from Spanish teams, and other teams also, but the player will decide ultimately.
“We got a lot of offers for Omar. If he finds the right environment, then we will be very supportive.
“It’s a package that will have to be right, where he can improve his football. I’ll leave that for Omar – that’s for him to decide.”
Abdulrahman can play as either an attacking midfielder or out on the left wing and in the 16 games the player has featured for the UAE, has scored four times.
It’s unknown how much the youngster would cost but football website transfermarkt.com value the midfielder at £1.3m, meaning Arsenal would not be making too much of a gamble if they choose to sign Abdulrahman.
However, this transfer is hardly going to wow fans at the Emirates Stadium and there is increasing frustration in north London due to the club’s inactivity in the market, with Yaya Sanogo the only new face as a a free transfer from Auxerre.